Once Upon A Dream
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Once Upon A Dream Your students are invited to write a poem inspired by their dreams. Whether it’s a real-life aspiration, a wonderful world created inside their mind or even influenced by a nightmare or fear, Once Upon A Dream is a fantastic way for your students to express themselves!

Let your students’ imaginations run riot and unleash their creativity, because with Once Upon A Dream, anything is possible…


  • Only one entry per student

  • Ensure that all students include their name, surname and age on the student entry form


For Schools

The school with the best set of entries will win the Young Writers' Award of Excellence, which they can showcase in their school!

For students

Our favourite poet wins an iPad!

One runner-up will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!

Award of Excellence Prize

How To Enter

  • Ask students to write their mini saga, ensuring their name, surname and age are included on the entry form. Alternatively, entries can be typed and submitted up upload or email.

  • If you are in need of more entry forms, please go to Downloads.

  • Send your entries, along with your school entry form, to:
    Young Writers
    Once Upon A Dream
    100 Condor Street
    Boston MA 02128

  • Alternatively, you can upload work to Online Entries


To download the contest pack, including Full Contest Information, Posters, Student Entry Forms and more…please fill in the form below.


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Submit Entries

Ask each student to write their mini saga. Type or scan their work, then do one of the following:

Or mail them to:

Young Writers
Once Upon A Dream
100 Condor Street
Boston MA 02128